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2018 Clean Diesel National Grants (DERA)

Source:  EPA Clean Diesel News - 04/25/18

Request for Proposals Now Open

Deadline for proposals: Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. ET 

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is excited to announce the availability of approximately $40 million in Diesel Emission Reduction Program (DERA) funds to support projects aimed at reducing emissions from the nation's existing fleet of older diesel engines.  Under this competition, between 20 and 80 awards are anticipated to be made to eligible applicants.

Eligible applicants include regional, state, local or tribal agencies, or port authorities, with jurisdiction over transportation or air quality.  Nonprofit organizations may apply if they provide pollution reduction or educational services to diesel fleet owners or have, as their principal purpose, the promotion of transportation or air quality.

Eligible Uses of Funding

Eligible diesel vehicles, engines and equipment include:

  • School buses
  • Class 5 – Class 8 heavy-duty highway vehicles
  • Locomotive engines
  • Marine engines
  • Nonroad engines, equipment or vehicles used in construction, handling of cargo (including at ports or airports), agriculture, mining or energy production (including stationary generators and pumps).

Grant funds may be used for clean diesel projects including:

Funds awarded under this program cannot be used to fund emission reductions mandated by federal law. Equipment for testing emissions or fueling infrastructure is not eligible for funding.

Learn More:  www.epa.gov/cleandiesel/clean-diesel-national-grants

Informational Webinars on Request for Proposals

May 1, 2018, 2:00-3:30 pm (ET)
 
May 3, 2018, 3:00-4:30 pm (ET)
 
Dial-In: (202) 991-0477     Participant Code: 4149804#
 
If you have questions, please contact CleanDiesel@epa.gov.